The Secret Life of Parkinson's is a podcast created by Parkinson's patients, sharing their stories and interviewing others, on things we deal with on a daily basis. It's hard for people with PD to talk to others about the disease because sometimes it's difficult for the patient themselves to describe what they are feeling. Talking to other PD patients helps us express what we are going through in ways we might not be able to express to family and friends.
This is our first podcast in "The Secret Life of PD". In this episode, we discuss symptoms leading up to our diagnosis, how we felt, and what we knew or thought we knew about Parkinson's.
In this episode, we share our stories about feeling "Emotionless, Empty, and Joyless", even though we know we are happy with family, friends, and life. It's a symptom most of us overlook. We don't necessarily tie our emotions and mood to Parkinson's; when in reality, it is a very real symptom that affects so many PD patients.
In this episode, we discuss another side of Parkinson's that is not visible to others - hallucinations. PD patients who experience hallucinations may dismiss what's occurring or hesitate to discuss it with caregivers, fearing what others think. Speak up and talk to your physician.
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